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Dental Indemnity

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Dental PPO

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Dental HMO

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Vision Plans

Vision service plan





Administrated by Northwest Plan Administrators, Inc.        

NWPA(Northwest Plan Administrators, Inc.) is now under contract with IFPTE to provide voluntary group insurance programs to union members and associates.    

Please continue to check our Web site for additional plans to be added. Including more plan choices and additional benefit programs.

Benefits of the Programs

  1. Largest PPO Panel of Dentists. Premier panel over 140,000: ODSDelta Dental Nationwide

  3. Largest PPO Panel on vision insurance and out of network access on Vision Service Plan

  5. HMO – Largest National Carrier, CIGNA. Available in 37 states.

  7. Can sign up year round for all of our programs. You are not required to stay on a plan if you wish to change; you can change at any time.

  9. You can enroll a domestic partner on all plans. Call to go over requirements.

  11. On plans ODS-Delta, CIGNA HMO, Delta HMO, United Health and Safeguard: cover orthodonic (braces) on adults and children. On most plans, orthodontic with NO waiting period.

  13. You can keep all plans INTO retirement.


Click here to see the new ODS Dental Benefits

If you already have ODS Dental insurance you will need to make a choice between these two plans



Get to the Plans! First Select  your membership status


IFPTE Members: Union Member in Bargaining Unit.  


Associate MembersFormer members of IFPTE or employees working in an occupation which the Federation is currently seeking to organize.


To become an Associate Member.                                                                           

How to Enroll

  1. Check the lists of dental providers by following the provided hot links with each plan or by calling the carrier directly. If your dentist or a dentist you would like to use is a panel member, the DHMO or PPO plan may be the most attractive to you.  On the other hand, if your dentist of choice is not on any current plan, but you want protection and coverage now, the indemnity plan (choose any dentist plan) would be the plan to choose.  If a new plan comes on-line later, a member will be afforded the right to switch plans without losing benefit coverage, going through a "waiting" period, or having to wait until the year end to switch as with health insurance. 
  2. If your concern is with the plan's benefits or cost, please consult a NWPA representative in person or contact us at our address or phone number listed below; we would be happy to review your concerns and make a recommendation.
  3. If you want coverage and protection now and have already selected a plan, print and fill out the plan enrollment form from our web page(select print from your web browser) and direct deposit form. We must receive payment for 3 consecutive pay periods before coverage begins. Please mail all correspondence to NWPA(address listed at bottom of page).
  4. If there are any problems with the above requirements such as being able to print these forms or with direct deposit please contact us at NWPA. 

Publications and forms for Union Locals




Union Payroll Form

Questions and Comments

Don't hesitate to contact Northwest Plan Administrators for any of your questions.    

E-mail address:   mailto:nwpa@ifptebenefits.com

Telephone           541-484-2781
Fax                     541-349-0486

Postal address    1805 Tabor St.
                          Eugene, OR